No one should have to go to bed hungry, yet food poverty is growing rapidly. So how can we help? End Hunger Week runs from 13-21 October and is an opportunity for people, communities and businesses to unite and campaign for change in the root causes of poverty, as well as work together to respond to offer food lifelines to those in need.
In the latest of our good food jobs features we meet fun guys, Alexandro and Cesar Rizzo.
From 12-26 October, a landmark exhibition on London’s South Bank will celebrate the small, family farmers who produce over 70% of the world’s food.
Kerry Rankine has worked at the Hackney-based social enterprise Growing Communities for over 17 years and is currently the Dagenham Farm and Farmers’ Market co-ordinator. This involves overseeing the long-established Growing Communities’ Farmers Market as well as their Dagenham Farm, which was set up six years ago and produces four tonnes of food annually sold through their box scheme and to residents and restaurants.
London grew, we made, we cooked, we foraged and we saved. We look back at some of our favourite events and ahead to how you can enjoy as urban food all year round.
Here's Francesca Nicol with a round up of the good food openings to cross The 'Eel's radar.
Enfield Council has teamed up with London Food Link supporter Gourmet Goat to become the first in the UK to be awarded a top rating by the Sustainable Restaurant Association for its Civic Centre restaurant.
With a long history of discussion around the politics of food from the Food Climate Research Network at the University, the annual Food Symposium and, of course, the Oxford Farming Conference and its rebellious sister down the road, the Oxford Real Farming Conference, it’s no wonder the city’s food scene has some pretty exciting, sustainable features, says Fran Bernhardt.
The end of Urban Food Fortnight is nigh, but whether you like to grow, make, save, cook or just enjoy great food and beverages there are still some outstanding events left that you won't want to miss.
In today’s world of high-tech food production, constant availability and overwhelming consumer choice, a counterculture of interest in wild, seasonal and hyperlocal food has arisen. Is it just a fad, or does it reflect something deeper? Kester Muller delves into the idiosyncratic world of foraging – a new theme for this year’s Urban Food Fortnight - to find out.
The end of Urban Food Fortnight is nigh but whether you like to grow, make, save, cook or just enjoy great food and beverages there are still some outstanding events left that you won't want to miss.
2018 marks 10 years since the launch of Capital Growth, London Food Link’s food growing initiative. With a decade of connecting people, sharing skills, and celebrating food under our toolbelt, Francesca Nicol looks at ten of the network’s 2,500+ food gardens across the city.
It seems a wave of innovation is coming in food, propelled mainly by web technology and by companies intent on ‘disruption’, says Kester Muller.
The Urban Food Fortnight celebration continues into October with YOUR chance to WIN a hamper of ultra-local goodies crafted in London.
Urban Food Fortnight was set up in 2012 by London Food Link to celebrate our city's local larder, an connect the great people behind our good food scene. Here Georgie Styles talks to Nat Mady, Founder of Hackney Herbal, to find out just how Urban Food Fortnight helps inspire and support her good food business.
Our food system is unsustainable, the challenge is how to change this. Feeding the City project manager Harriet Symes says that’s what the initiative is about as she chats to people behind the three London enterprises involved.
Get ready to dive into everything good about food in London this Urban Food Fortnight. From 20th September to 7th October, Londoners will be treated to the biggest ever menu of good food events, celebrating all that is grown, made, cooked, saved, foraged and – even bigger this year – fermented in the capital.
Only 10 miles from the M25, this is one of the few small farm dairies left around London, and one of the last remaining in Essex. Rebecca Tyers from London Farmers’ Markets catches up with the family.
Urban Food Fortnight kicks off today, and with almost 100 events celebrating all that is grown, made, cooked, saved, foraged and fermented in the capital, get ready to slurp, sip and sample the good stuff.
OrganicLea food-growers co-operative need your help in raising money for a round house in north-east London.
Fancy a night in? With all these brilliant Urban Food Fortnight deals and discounts your friends at London Food Link have bagged at ultra-local supperclubs, classes, talks, walks and more? Hell no!!
Whilst there are committed carrot crunchers out there, in general we’re not eating enough veg. Veg Cities campaign coordinator Sofia Parente introduces a new mission to help convert our city and nation of veg-o-phobes.
Abbi Kent visits the pub that might well be the first and only vegan boozer in the capital.
Since summer 2016, Sophie Andre’s Elysia has rescued about six tonnes of surplus food from local growers and artisan producers, transforming it into meals they deliver by bicycle to events around London.
Sarah Bentley, founder of 100% plant-based community cookery school Made In Hackney, on why Urban Food Fortnight is the perfect time for greens to envy.
Whether you’re exploring veganism or just want to celebrate the late summer harvests, here are five fantastic plant-based Urban Food Fortnight fiestas to tuck into.
From 20 September to 7 October, brewers across London are welcoming the masses in celebration of Urban Food Fortnight, with everything from special brews, tap takeovers and open brew days, to yoga sessions!
Foodies rejoice, Urban Food Fortnight returns to the capital from 20 September to 7 October with a bevy of culinary delights to choose from.
Summer may be coming to an end, but fear not, London Food Link supporters and friends have plenty of family-friendly events to keep you warm from 20 September to 7 October.
#UFF2018 is almost upon us and London Food Link is giving its supporters chance to win tickets to some of the brilliant events.
The London Growth Hub, in partnership with small business support network Enterprise Nation, has launched new business support programme Meet the Buyer.
This cyber malarkey’s all well and good but to sate your appetite for good ol’ dead tree technology, the September-December issue of The Jellied Eel magazine is out now!
Cyrus Todiwala is the founder and owner of Café Spice Namaste, a Sustain Patron, long-time London Food Link supporter and Jellied Eel magazine reader. Here he shares his thoughts on how Urban Food Fortnight helps the good food business community.
Hiver Beers invites you round to theirs for the launch party of an exclusive, limited-edition Toast Ale collaboration brew, made using surplus Real Bread.
It’s the Real Bread Campaign’s annual, international floury fiesta celebrating that life’s sweeter with sourdough, and here’s a taste of what’s happening in London.
London Food Link has teamed up with one of the world’s most respected restaurant teams to create St. JOHN Pass It On.
GO! Organic Festival opens its gates on Saturday 8 September, bringing a weekend of delicious, wildlife-preserving, soil health-maintaining, pesticide-reducing goodness.
As part of Urban Food Fortnight’s focus on London grown food, Ellen Baker meets the city farmers who are taking it to the edge all year round.
Sugar has a bad rap, and perhaps rightly so, says Holly Holder. Research has indicated direct links between excessive sugar consumption and weight gain, heart disease, diabetes, lack of energy and poor dental health.
Is there a better way to enjoy the unusually blistering sunshine than arguing about Brexit in a beer garden, a glass in your hand, asks Becky Glass.
Fruit Magpie creator, Hazel Griffiths, and Dale Gibson of Bermondsey Street Bees (long-time London Food Link supporters) have both picked up the Guild’s most sought after three star awards.
In addition to composting, many of us dutifully separate and put recyclable food and drink packaging out for collection, perhaps with the nagging fear that it all just gets chucked in the same bin and sent to landfill. Sam Sinha rummages around to shed some light on what happens to your lovingly sorted stuff after collection.
London highlights include Go! Organic Festival in Battersea Park.
Tess Goldenberg leads The ‘Eel upstream to a restaurant in one of London’s outer boroughs.
Despite what you might think, it’s not too late to sow some lovely veg for the cooler months. Julie Riehl, who runs the Capital Growth allotment garden in The Regent’s Park, has some suggestions.
SoleShare, London’s favourite sustainable fish box subscription service, is offering London Food Link supporters a discount on their first order.
Do kitchens set up by delivery companies create choice for diners and opportunities for some restaurants, or will an automated future in fact benefit only shareholders, ask Olly Davy.
It looks like herring is making a comeback, says Becca Roberts.
Makemore Festival are bringing five fantastic days of making and doing to Victoria Park this August Bank holiday weekend, with plenty on offer for those who love good food.
This year, Capital Growth celebrates its 10th birthday and during this decade, London’s landscape has literally changed. With more people and organisations still joining the grow-your-own tribe Sarah Williams picks highlights of the campaign’s achievements and looks ahead to what’s next.
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